Monday, March 16, 2009

Space shuttle Discovery lifts off safely

Space shuttle Discovery has made a successful launch from the Florida space centre en-route to the International Space Station. The launch had been delayed after a leak was discovered BBC]. The launch to deliver supplies and expand the ISS crew to six lifted off at 19:43 local time [23:43 GMT]. The mission will also include the fixing of solar arrays to the space station [CNN].

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